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As parents, we often feel overwhelmed with all the “shoulds” that come our way. But even small changes in the ways we and our families shop, cook, eat, sleep and play can have a significant impact on our children’s health and development.   Author Lori Brizee brings common sense and simple tips to this week’s…

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One of the major developmental tasks in early childhood is self-regulation, which includes settling into reasonably predictable and healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and other routines. Even as older children and adults, we are dysregulated at times, which can disrupt learning, good relationships and other aspects of our lives.   This week’s Mom Enough guests,…

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body image guest Dr. Katie Loth

Wherever we and our children look, we confront ads for the latest ways to get “the perfect body” along with air-brushed images of celebrities with unattainable bodies. How do those messages influence your child’s eating behavior and body image? Even more important, what can you do to counteract those unhelpful influences and support your son…

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healthy body image for girls and boys

Marti appeared on KARE 11 News at 11 to talk with host Diana Pierce about how parents can promote a healthy body image for girls and boys. Experts say 80% of females are dissatisfied with their appearance, and about one million males have an eating disorder. Parents have a strong influence on children’s body images…

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From the earliest years of life, our children are bombarded with societal messages that can undermine their appreciation of their bodies and their understanding of what healthy living really means. Although it’s challenging to try to counter powerful media messages and social forces, we can do it with persistence and the right information to guide…

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